There are numerous
Instructions and Documents.
applicable instructions and documents which provide direction and
guidance with respect to the maintenance of shore-based hyperbaric
These instructions and documents include both
A current reference library of
government and civilian sources.
these instructions and documents (primarily codes, standards and
specifications) is necessary to properly maintain, repair, operate
and provision any hyperbaric facility. Appendix A, of this manual,
contains a listing of these applicable instructions and documents.
Operating and Emergency Procedures.
(OPs) and emergency procedures (EPs) are locally
Prior to their use, however, they shall be
OPs and EPs contain written
approved by the NAVFAC SCA.
instructions and checklists that provide the occupants a n d
operators of a hyperbaric facility with a detailed safe sequence
Appendix B provides specific guidance concerning
the requirements and development of OPs and EPs.
Maintenance (O&M) manuals are developed by the builder of the
system or the command. Updates to O&M manuals are handled by the
command directly or under contract as part of the facility
O&M manuals contain information for facility
operation and maintenance and/or provide specific reference to the
source documents required. O&M manuals shall include, but not be
limited to the following: a system layout showing piping, valves,
and controls; wiring and control diagrams with data to explain
detailed operation and control of each component; a control
sequence describing start-up, operation and shutdown; a detailed
description of the function of each principal component of the
system; the procedure for lining up and starting: the procedure for
maintenance and overhaul
including type, grade, temperature range, and frequency; safety
The manual shall be complete
performance data; and parts lists.
in all respects for all equipment, controls, accessories, and
associated appurtenances provided.
These are "Diving Advisory"
AIG 239 Messages.
messages which are sent to all commands with an assigned U.S. Navy
diving locker (AIG 239). Message topics include: interim change's
to the diving manual, equipment and component deficiencies,
procurement guidance for components and consumables, diver and
chamber operator training, maintenance criteria for components and
systems, potential safety hazards, and operational guidance.
Commands not on distribution for AIG 239 messages can request
copies from NAVSEA OOC.